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Postby ChanGs » Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:29 pm

blinds are 200/400 and antes 50, u just moved to a new table, after folding a couple of hands, u are on the CO with AKo and a stack of 24k, folded to HJ who raises to 1200 with 26k behind.I think people will find themselves in this situation quite often.
wad would u do?

its a 1000 men tournament and there are 250 people left, 171 makes the money.

sb and bb have ard 10k to 11k, but you are not worried about them.
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Re: AK

Postby felixleong » Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:51 am

original pot has about 1050 in chips, with a stack of 24k chips which is about 23 M is still a healthy green zone

adding his 1200 raise makes about 2.2k in pot, I really don't mind taking down the pot now which pumps me up bu 10%. So most of the time my preferred play would be to raise it up to 3500-4000 and definitely committing my stack with any A or K flop.

If my objective is playing to get into the money, either I need the money or there is an ongoing probe bet then maybe I would try to flat call here and use my position postflop, also adding the fact that my AK has a good chance to dominate the villain as his range consists of many Aces

The All-In re-raise is also pretty sexy here but I would more likely do it when in the blinds to negate position.

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Re: AK

Postby Belousov » Fri Aug 29, 2008 5:02 am

awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww innnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn. If he is a thinking player his range could be as loose as AT+ and any PP, mostly due to the metagame (everyone is three-betting light), you could even throw KQ into his range which is most definitely a +ev spot. IF you RR and he calls you are going to have a pretty awkward stack size as far as c-betting and whatnot.
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Re: AK

Postby ZephyrZero » Sat Mar 21, 2009 3:36 am

A-K is good in any position preflop. I always play it with a solid raise before the flop. If the flop was'nt good enough. You can still be ahead sometime even though you does'nt have a pair.
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